Dr. Ben Carson headlined Rochester College’s 43rd annual Partnership Dinner, April 12, at the Royal Park Hotel. A presenter at the 2013 National Day of Prayer and popular media commentator, Carson is the author of five books: Gifted Hands, Think BIG, The Big Picture, Take the Risk and America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made this Nation Great. In 2008, Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor in the United States. He also was recognized by “U.S. News & World Report” and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership as one of “America’s Best Leaders.” Carson has been married to his wife, Candy, for over 37 years and is the father of three sons.
Thank you to all who joined us this year.
We are now selling DVDs and books from the event.
Dinner Purpose and History
Partnership Dinner is an annual event that generates funding for student scholarships. The dinner normally is held during the spring at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester. A special reception for sponsors and the featured speaker is held in conjunction with the dinner. The 42nd annual Partnership Dinner in 2013 featured Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medalist. Recent keynote speakers for the annual event have included such individuals as Barbara Bush, Colin Powell, Elizabeth Dole, John Major, Sam Donaldson, Mary Lou Retton, Art Linkletter, John Glenn, Robin Roberts, Dave Ramsey, Michael Medved, Don Meyer and Judge Ken Starr.